(Topeka, KS)--It has been predicted for months, and now it is a reality: Representatives Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran will square off for a run at the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sam Brownback, who will not be running for re-election in 2010.
Moran announced his bid on Kansas day, and Tiahrt announced his bid on Saturday in Topeka. Both men said they are friends, and even admitted they have nearly identical voting records in the House of Representatives.
Moran said the thing that sets him apart is his consistent desire to curb government spending, as well as the growth of government. Tiahrt said he fights for Kansans, and has a better record of getting results.
Moran has raised much more money than his opponent, but Tiarht said he hopes to close that gap by the end of the year. Click the video to hear comments from both candidates.